Book, Music, and Lyrics by Erin McConnell and Evan Lange
Directed by Janine Gardner and Trinity Gardner
Featuring MTM Executive Director Meghan Randolph
Streaming *LIVE* August 13-15 from the Play Circle in the Wisconsin Union
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Tickets on sale July 1, 2021
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The Yellow Wallpaper is supported by the Marcia Legere Distinguished Playwright Residency Fund of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
"There are things in that paper which nobody knows but me, or ever will."
In the late 1800s, a woman suffering from a "nervous condition" is brought to a country house to recover. Her husband refuses a first-floor room and instead selects the top floor of the home, a large space covered end to end in a bizzarely-patterned yellow wallpaper, by which the woman is instantly disgusted. As the weeks pass, her condition deteriorates, and she discovers a terrifying secret hidden beneath the paper's seams.
Based on Charlotte Perkins Gilman's iconic story, The Yellow Wallpaper is an MTM original, brought to life by local composers Erin McConnell (Beyond the Ingenue, Lizzie, 35mm, Nine) and Evan Lange (Beyond the Ingenue, Lizzie, Little Miss Sunshine), directed by Janine Gardner (Beyond the Ingenue, Elegies..., Parade) and Trinity Gardner (Parade, Hephaestus, Ten Days In A Madhouse) and performed by Executive Director Meghan Randolph (Lizzie, Nevermore, Wild Party). Embracing the story's deep impact on feminism, literature, and the horror genre, this tightly-woven psychological thriller is sure to give you chills, even on a hot summer night.
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